Tuesday, March 31, 2009

So this update is long overdue. And it remains a mere update... the final product is still to come.
My new beasts, are finally getting a little attention from me after months of neglect. The family is growing and growing.... they'll be here soon.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What I'm doing right now:

1. listening to Herman Dune
2. enjoying the studio all alone
3. procrastinating via blog surfing, which led me to this wonderful work, the figures, by Tsilli {via oh joy!}

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh, Monty.... you took so long to finish, but I love you so!

Now you are ready for the world. Go get 'em.

Monday, March 23, 2009

In a different lifetime I would have a been a book designer.
In this lifetime I would still like to try... which goes for so many other things too.

{The Book Cover Archive via oh joy!}

Sunday, March 22, 2009

One of my favorite cookbooks: Breakfast Lunch Tea: Rose Bakery. Beautifully designed, photographed and delicious. I dream of eating at this little place in Paris.

We've been invited to a wedding in Paris this October... perhaps that is my chance.

{buy the book here}

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Still trying to make sense of all these folds by onlab. You must see it here in action.

A discussion over digital media vs. phsyical.

This is a great example of why I usually preference the physical over the digital. It's so clever. Plus paper and folding... you've got me, hook, line, and sinker.

{via a new favorite: fleuron}

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I am feeling very blue at the moment.
These little paper mache creatures instantly lifted my spirits when I saw one on the front page of Etsy.

I can imagine one of them just sitting on my desk, looking up a me and saying that it's all going to be ok. That... or just staring me down until I crack a smile.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dear Little Desk Lamp,

I think I love you. Actually I know I love you.
Please come and live with me. I will shower you with gifts.

Much Love,

{from here, via remodelista}

Monday, March 16, 2009

I recently found some great metal letters... and just in time. The studio will be hosting an event soon and we need to get some signage up to identify our space. So I am soldering these beauties to metal rods and will hopefully install tomorrow.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Two images from I took during an installation the other day at the Museum. I took millions of the actual installation, but I like these the best.

Just the colors, the concrete and the cords.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This is what I wish I was doing.... sitting on the floor and making furniture.

{from Stefan Diez... Istanbul/decoration and furniture design fair 2009}

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My studio mates are making some interesting things out of paper. Our space is littered with large and small polyhedron origami... I haven't yet attempted to make my own, but I'm very inspired. If you want to try, the book for is sale here.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The desert is on my mind today.

Thought I would revisit some photos I took at the end of the year in Amboy, California. We stopped through this almost-ghost town on our way to Joshua Tree. These are the digital version. I like looking at them and then the polaroids.

I still love that forlorn and abandoned yellow chair. And the lonely curtains.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Once upon a time, I lived in Paris.

Upon seeing these images, I was reminded how I loved the quiet streets far from the tourists, coupled with the little neighborhood shops that spilled onto sidewalks, filled with both people and produce.

The images are from a beautiful blog that is new to me, a view to... I could spend hours and hours looking. Consider yourself warned.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I could really use this simple coat hanger by nendo. All based around 60 degree angles.

I've blogged about nendo before.... and I'm sure I will again. I just love the simplicity, the wit and how clean the lines and shapes are.
Another favorite project is kuuki for kenzoki. "An installation that captures and expresses the concepts behind Kenzoki, a skincare line that pleases all five senses by taking full advantage of the natural elements found in plants." The image above is just the beginning. You must take a look at all of of the images and read about how each flower/plant actually functions... it's quite amazing. So delicate.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

One of the things we really wanted for our studio was a good materials library. Since the 5 of us work between architecture, graphics, exhibitions, and general 'undefined making' of things, our potential library is huge. That said, the materials library is not quite set up, it's evolving... and for now our conference table plays host to many materials.

These days the studio is growing into it's own rhythm finally... the space changes with our projects.